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In this paper, I investigate how researchers evaluate their characterizations of scientific phenomena. Characterizing phenomena is an important – albeit often overlooked – aspect of scientific research, as phenomena are targets of explanation and theorization. As a result, there is a lacuna in the literature regarding how researchers determine whether their characterization of a target ...…

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Dilemmas in a general theory of planning SpringerLink

Jun 01, 1973 · The search for scientific bases for confronting problems of social policy is bound to fail, becuase of the nature of these problems. They are “wicked” problems, whereas science has developed to deal with “tame” problems. Policy problems cannot be definitively described. Moreover, in a pluralistic society there is nothing like the undisputable public good; there is no objective ...Cited by: 13663…

Comparing partitions SpringerLink

The problem of comparing two different partitions of a finite set of objects reappears continually in the clustering literature. We begin by reviewing a well-known measure of partition correspondence often attributed to Rand (1971), discuss the issue of correcting this index for chance, and note that a recent normalization strategy developed by Morey and Agresti (1984) and adopted by others (e ...…

False rape allegations SpringerLink

With the cooperation of the police agency of a small metropolitan community, 45 consecutive, disposed, false rape allegations covering a 9 year period were studied. These false rape allegations constitute 41% the total forcible rape cases (n =109) reported during this period. These false allegations appear to serve three major functions for the complainants: providing an alibi, seeking revenge ...Cited by: 143…

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Mar 06, 2012 · There are several possible definitions of multitasking. Footnote 6 The variant we address in our experiment is the one that is most relevant in the workplace: people switching between multiple contingent tasks. Footnote 7 It is also this form of multitasking which has garnered the most interest in the popular press, where articles about the productivity effects of multitasking are common.…

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